news published by the arts council of carteret county “A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.” ~Michelangelo fall 2008 • volume 4 issue 3 arts events NOV 14 Adopt-an-Artist Anniversary Party, 6 -8 p.m., Beneath The Palms Art Gallery NOV 15-16 Adopt-an-Artist Show, Beneath The Palms Art Gallery Art From The Heart Show 2009 Dates Announced The Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) will open the 19th Annual Art From the Heart 2009 show on Friday February 13. Art From the Heart is an exhibition and sale of original artwork created by artists from Carteret, Craven, Onslow, and Pamlico counties. Since its inception, the exhibition has become one of the premier art shows in Carteret County. Registration for the show will be during the weekend of February 7-8, 2009. The non-juried show will be open to the public for approximately two weeks. Artists are encouraged to mark these dates on their calendars and plan on entering up to three pieces of artwork in this show. Two and three-dimensional artwork in all media is welcome. Artists who participate are encouraged but not required to be members of the ACCC. According to ACCC board member Lee Lumpkin, last year’s show was by all accounts a tremendous success. “Our 2008 show featured nearly three hundred and fifty pieces of original artwork, many of which were sold during the exhibition,” Lumpkin says. “We have every reason to believe that the 2009 show will be every bit as successful.” Entry details, judges, and location for the 2009 show will be announced in early January. For more information regarding Art From the Heart, visit the ACCC’s website at www.artscouncilcarteret. org. While you’re there, take a virtual tour of last year’s show, see who won awards, and read about other projects sponsored and supported by the Arts Council. The Arts Council can also be contacted at PO Box 2294, Morehead City, NC 28557 or by calling (252) 726-9156. NOV 22-23 Beaujolais Nouveau Event, Sister Cities, Beaufort DEC 4-7, 11-14 Carteret Community Theatre Christmas Play: “We’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” DEC 6-7 Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend, CSW Museum DEC 15 Beaufort Music Festival T-shirt Design Contest Deadline mission statement The Arts Council of Carteret County is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Its mission is to encourage and support the development, promotion, and expansion of the arts in Carteret County. Local artist comes home - interview with Susan Mason page 6 p o b o x 2 2 9 4 • m o r e h e a d c i t y, n o r t h c a r o l i n a 2 8 5 5 7 • 2 5 2 . 7 2 6 . 9 1 5 6 • w w w . a r t s c o u n c i l c a r t e r e t . o r g ACCC Board of Directors Members of the Arts Council of Carteret County during its annual meeting in June voted and approved the following as the board of directors for the organization in 2008-2009: President Pam Cooper Vice President Robert Malone Secretary Herb Pierson Treasurer Sally Lumpkin Past President Lee Lumpkin Board Members Myrna Eure Rich Farrell Robin Hamm Pam Holliday Dora Irving Jones Robin Koehler Carolyn Price Gale Swann ACCC Blog Master Patrick Keough The Arts News is published quarterly for members of the Arts Council of Carteret County. Editor Bob Malone Design Jill Miller Printing Robert Sherwell, UPS Store The Arts Council of Carteret County PO Box 2294 Morehead City NC 28557 252.726.9156 email: artscarteret @yahoo.com web: artscouncilcarteret.org Message From The President It is an exciting time for the Art’s Council. We are beginning our first fiscal year with our newly expanded Board of Directors. We now have 14 board members, and each new member brings his or her own special interests and talents to the board. The enthusiasm of the new members has invigorated us all, and we are working on improving our existing programs as well as starting new ones. With regards to existing programs, we are happy to announce that our Grassroots Grant program will Pam Cooper be bigger than ever this year. We have received our largest grant to date from the state, which will allow us to pass on even more funds to our Grassroots Grant recipients. As for future programs, we are currently working on an important and exciting strategic plan for the Arts Council. We are working with other area arts organizations to expand our reach throughout the county. Another long-term goal is to find a permanent home for our organization with space for performing arts and visual arts. With the momentum our new board is generating, we hope the ideas in our new strategic plan will soon become realities. Thank you for your continued support of the Arts Council of Carteret County. Adopt-an-Artist Celebrates One Year Anniversary The successful Arts Council Adopt-an-Artist program is having a first birthday celebration to honor those businesses, artists, and the hard workers/volunteers who have made this program a success. An opening night reception for businesses and artists will be held Friday, November 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Beneath The Palms Art Gallery located at The West Ridge Center at 5058 Arendell St. across Hwy 70 from the Sonic Restaurant near the Hwy 70 and 24 intersection. A public show will run Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Sunday, November 16 from noon to 4 p.m. The show will share many works of art in all visual media, accompanied by music, fellowship, and refreshments. Artists currently in the Adoptan-Artist program as well as those who want to join the program are encouraged to show their works by calling Herb Pierson at 342-8030. Artwork can be bought at the show. Two- and three-dimensional works can be accepted. This not a juried or judged show; however, space and program membership limitations will apply. The last day to be considered for entry is Wednesday, November 5 at 5 p.m. Beaufort Music Festival T-Shirt Design Contest The Beaufort Music Festival, scheduled for May 8-9, 2009, is holding a T-shirt design contest. Deadline for entries is Dec. 15, 2008. For more details on the contest rules and other Festival information, go to www.beaufortmusicfestival.com. Meet the New ACCC Board Members Richard Farrell Rich is president of Art Studio 500, Morehead City, housed in the town’s 100-year-old historic landmark Tide Water Power and Electric building’s sound-view location. He has melded his life-long passion for artistic expression and the capabilities of digital design into his newest venture: Art Studio 500. In 1980, Richard founded Apex, North Carolina-based Art Farm Inc., where he built a full service graphic design studio and advertising agency in a unique, rural 150-year-old farm setting. He currently provides creative solutions to the challenging demands of the commercial advertising world. Richard has produced award-winning commercial designs, dynamic graphics, photography (film and digital), illustration, digital imagery, and web design for a host of notable clients. Most recently, his artistic talents have expanded into digitally “painted” imagery, which led him into his explorations of archival quality Limited Edition Gicleé printing techniques on canvas. His interests in people and outdoor activities have inspired his most recent limited edition Gicleé printed digital paintings of coastal scenes, scenes of nature, landscapes, and commissioned custom portraits. Robin Hamm Robin has been active in the Carteret Community Theater (CCT) for over ten years where she has directed, produced, and stagemanaged many plays, including the recent CCT production of “Home Free.” Robin has been an active volunteer in other organizations. She has helped in fund raising for Habitat for Humanity, coordinated educational activities for Kids Fest, and provided support activities for the Domestic Violence Tea. Robin has been married for 31 years to Ken Hamm and has two grown children, Elizabeth and Sarah, who currently live in the area. Pamela Holliday Pam is a former public school principal and director of exceptional children’s programs before she retired in December 2004. She then taught writing part-time at Carteret Community College where she renewed her love of clay by taking a course in pottery. She has been throwing pots at Bridges Street Pottery in Morehead City since 2005. Pam had her first pottery show in October 2005 as part of the four woman group called Back Creek Artists and has had several group and solo shows in the county since. She has been juried into the Carteret County Arts and Crafts Coalition and Carolina Artists Studio Gallery. She earned an honorable mention for her pottery at the Morehead City 150th celebration in 2007, an Excellence in Art award from the ACCC at the 2008 Art From the Heart and an honorable mention at the juried Big Rock Art Show in 2008. She shows her work at Handscapes Gallery in Beaufort, Nicole’s Studio in Raleigh, Carolina Artists Studio and Gallery in Morehead City, and in her home. Dora Irving Jones Dora is the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Director at Coastal Community Action, Inc. in Newport. She has served as 2008 Cochair of Leadership Carteret and serves on its Steering Committee as well as also on the Newport Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). Dora is a native of Jones County, currently resides in Newport, and is married to Roger Jones. Robin Koehler Robin has had a lifetime involvement with art, experimenting with various mediums. After learning to quilt in 1998, Robin’s work became completely consumed by fabric and fibers and what could be accomplished with them. Her passion for painting and beading has added new layers to her fiber art. “It is a unique and exciting challenge to find a way to merge these mediums into something that speaks to people,” she says. “The goal is to manipulate the fabric as much as possible without losing the tactile quality that draws the viewer in and makes them WANT to touch it.” Sweetener for ACCC Memberships After a long, hot summer, ACCC Membership Chair and Board Member Carolyn Price (Beneath the Palms gallery owner) scooped up an idea to attract Council membership renewals as well as recruit newcomers: “Renew Your Membership, Recruit a Friend: A Sweet Treat to Show Our Thanks.” The program encourages a Council member to take a friend to Baskin Robbins in Morehead City and buy a single scoop ice cream cone or sundae that will yield a second one free. Baskin Robbins in Morehead City is honoring the ACCC coupon in the flier, which is good through Dec. 31, 2008. Art Camp ‘08 a huge success More than 50 students ages 11-15 participated in Art Camp ’08 August 4-8 at the Carteret Community College (CCC) Fine Arts facility. The camp was sponsored by the Arts Council of Carteret County, in cooperation with CCC and its Foundation, which provided grants support for the program. Students received instruction in drawing/painting and photography/computer-generated art. The last day of camp featured student presentations concluding with an awards ceremony. The purpose of Art Camp ‘08 was to allow students to continue their study of art during the summer and to further develop their creativity and talent through a structured program to stimulate their creative minds. CCC instructors for the camp courses were Patrick Keough and Shannon Ayers, photography; Jason Smith, painting; and Lela McClanahan, drawing. Pam Cooper, Myrna Eure, and Carolyn Price from the ACCC provided daily support to the arts campers. Based on the success of Art Camp ’08, a similar activity is being considered for summer 2009. Photos by:Tina Taylor, CCC Photography Program graduate Susan M. Mason: An Artist Returns to Her Home by Bill Colbert Carteret County is pleased to include Susan M. Mason among its constantly growing number of outstanding artists. Her excellence in the arts has been further and recently underscored when her painting Fishin’ the Pounds was selected as the official painting for the forthcoming 2008 North Carolina Seafood Festival. Although she was born and raised in Atlantic, Susan spent 21 years living and teaching in Alaska (above the Arctic Circle) in Inupiaq (Eskimo) villages. How does one get from eastern North Carolina to the Arctic? In Susan’s case, it happened when both she and her husband were teaching in Hickory, NC and he (then working toward an administrative license) were offered positions with Northwest Arctic Schools. They had made a list of pros and cons relative to taking the positions and decided they were against the positions for all the wrong reasons and they were off to Alaska. Although hesitant at first, Susan loved the Arctic and developed a tre- mendous love for the people and the locale. As she describes it: “My experience was wonderful and I have a great respect for the people and the land. I found many similarities between the Arctic and where I grew up. Arctic vistas were like Carteret County – they were open and broad with an endless sky. I have always been intrigued by the details of such landscapes and by things that take time or are often overlooked. After graduating from ECU, Susan taught for a total of 28 years. She has also worked as a free-lance illustrator in both Alaska and North Carolina. She has illustrated several Inupiaq Master Arts Calendar Developed By Alliance Featuring Arts Events artscouncilcarteret.org—and is updated monthly. Diane Donovan of the Carteret Arts Forum is the editor-inchief of the master arts calendar. She welcomes new additions to the calendar and can be reached at [email protected] ec.rr.com. The master arts calendar is one of four activities the Alliance has undertaken since its formation in early spring 2008. The group is also developing a list of performance venues, audience demographics in various arts The Alliance for the Arts in Carteret County is developing and publishing a master arts calendar of all arts-related events that are occurring in Carteret County during 2008-2009. The master arts calendar is posted on the Arts Council website—www. language books The Owl and the Red Fox and Smiles for Mother. She was awarded first place recognition in the Alaskan Magazine photography contest in 2004 and was a finalist in the International Gallery Print Botanical Photography competition in 2002. Her watercolor Kotzeb Nights was selected for A Year of Alaskan Artists, a statewide publication. She has exhibits at the Thomasville, NC YMCA and the Alaskan Native Heritage Museum. Locally Susan’s work can be seen at the Mattie King Davis Gallery in Beaufort and Carolina Artists’ Studio in Morehead City. Susan is indeed a bright star in the arts community and another good reason why Carteret County is a leader in the arts. Bill Colbert, a former ACCC board member and long time supporter of the arts Council, interviews ACCC member Susan Mason. events, and recording arts outreach efforts in the county. The Alliance has as its charter member groups the Arts Council, American Music Festival, Carteret Arts Forum, Carteret Community Theatre, Coastal Jazz Society, and Down East Folk Arts Society. Other nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organizations are invited to join the Alliance. For more information, please contact Bob Malone at 252-728-7550 Adopt-an-Artist Schedule Thanks to the overwhelming support of the Carteret County business community, the Adopt-anArtist program, sponsored by the Arts Council of Carteret County, is celebrating its first anniversary as of November 1. There are now 30 area businesses that are displaying the works of the Arts Council’s member artists that have submitted packages requesting that they be a part of this program. But according to Sally Lumpkin, program administrator, “there is plenty of room for more!” Artists and businesses who are interested in participating should visit www.artscouncilcarteret.org for details. The following artists and their work will be on display for viewing and possible purchase at the following businesses from November 5 – January 6, 2009. Linda Anderson Pastels at CMAST Sally Anger Acrylics - Amos Mosquitos Restaurant, CMAST and Diamond Shoal Jewelers Betty Beard Pastels - Beach Care East, Carteret County Public Schools Central Services and Drs. Ward & Lawrence, DDS Derek Beckman Watercolors - Down East Medical Associates Joel Becton Photography - J. Chalk Designs Pam Holliday Photography - Cooperative Bank (Hwy 24), Pottery - SoundBank (Beaufort) Debbie Holmes Photography- Sunshine Cleaners & Laundry, Hwy 24 Verena Heroux Watercolors - Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Kathleen Johnston Photography - Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant and Robinson & Stith Insurance Larry Jones Photography - Cape Lookout Psychiatry Gwen Jordan Acrylics - Country Club of the Crystal Coast, Robinson & Stith Insurance, The Bountiful Bagel and The Broad Street Clinic Robin Koehler Fiber art - Leon Mann Jr. Senior Enrichment Center Diana Malinowski Acrylics - Crystal Coast Civic Center Sandra Malone Pine straw needle baskets - Diamond Shoal Jewelers, Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant and The History Place Bill Meserve Photography - First Citizens Bank, Beaufort Jeanne McNeill Watercolors - Emerald Isle Realty, Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant and Second to None Heather Sink Acrylics - Country Club of the Crystal Coast and Marine Federal Credit Union, Morehead Cheryl Burke Photography - Carteret Co. Dept. of Health Pat Warnke Oils - Channel Marker Restaurant and Diamond Shoal Jewelers Johnnie Dennis Photography - Crystal Coast Civic Center, Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant and The History Place Linda Werthwein Watercolors, inks and oils - Marine Federal Credit Union, Morehead and Hyper International Meg Forward Acrylics - CMAST, Cape Lookout Psychiatry, and Western Carteret Medical Center Please visit and support all of the area businesses that are involved in the Adopt-an-Artist program. Art Shows, Art Shows, Art Shows! Spring and summer 2008 proved to be a busy art show season for the ACCC. Coming on the heels of a very successful Art From the Heart show (see pg. 1 for 09 dates), the Arts Council was asked to sponsor and participate in three separate major events. The first arts show, June 11 - 12, was in conjunction with the 50th anniversary Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament that week. On invitation from the tournament committee and in cooperation with the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, the ACCC produced a “Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in the Park.” A juried arts exhibition, featuring maritime themes, was held in the Morehead City Train Depot where a dozen artists displayed their artwork in a variety of media. Cash awards were made during a special reception to artists judged in first, second, and third place plus three honorable mentions. Outside the Train Depot in City Park were tents holding art from artist members of the Arts Council and the Carteret County Arts and Crafts Coalition. The two-day fine arts festival drew a number of visitors who were both participating in one of the country’s biggest fishing tournaments as well as taking in an opportunity to view and purchase work from Carteret County artisans. A special thanks goes to Bob Leibert, a former ACCC board member and long-time supporter of the Arts Council, who coordinated the two-day event. The second art show was part of a reception held July 16 at the Maritime Museum in Beaufort during the Barta Boys and Girls Club billfish tournament. Two days later on July 18 a third arts exhibition, sponsored by the ACCC, was held at the Country Club-Crystal Coast, Pine Knoll Shores, where about 45 club members viewed art from council members. The Arts Council welcomes the opportunity to partner with these and other organizations in the future who wish to incorporate local artwork in their events. Please contact us at www.artscouncilcarteret.org or [email protected] or 252-726-9156. The Arts Council of Carteret County would like to thank everyone who supported 2008 Art From The Heart. Special thanks go to First Citizens Bank, the show’s primary sponsor, and the Carteret County News-Times for providing the ideal building and location. Finally the Arts Council board of directors wishes to thank the artists and citizens of Carteret County for turning out in such large numbers to show their interest and support of the arts. CORPORATE LEVELS Benefactor First Citizens Bank the THANK YOU! COUNCIL O F C A R T E R E T C O U N T Y H a v e Yo u R e n e w e d Yo u r M e m b e r s h i p ? The Arts Council of Carteret County Membership Application Name ________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________ City _ ________________________________________________ State_ ______________________ Zip _ _____________________ Email_________________________________________________ Supporter Al Williams Properties Art Escapes and Frames Beaufort Inn Concept Marketing Chalk & Gibbs Ins. & Real Estate Emerald Isle Realty JK Dennis Photography Martha Smith Brooks Art Peterson, Eure & Assoc., P.A. Scott Taylor Photography Sound Bank The Star Team Therapeutic Massage Wachovia Bank Individuals Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Hall Mr. & Mrs. Hamilton Sloan Dr. & Mrs. Richard Wray Sponsor Mr. & Mrs. Rangeley Brown Telephone_____________________________________________ Please circle your preferred membership: INDIVIDUAL $10 - Student (18 and under) $25-99 - Friend $100-249 - Supporter $250 - Sponsor BUSINESS $100 - Supporter $500 - Sponsor $1000 - Benefactor $2500+ - Philanthropist Memberships are good for 365 days from the date of renewal. Please check here if you prefer your gift to ACCC to remain anonymous______ Checks may be made payable to ACCC and mailed to: PO Box 2294 Morehead City, NC 28557 ACCC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Membership fees and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.